Sometimes we think we know what our pets are thinking about, then they throw us a curve ball to re think what we thought about our pets. Based on Zoology reports animals have several primary emotional responses which include fear, lust, rage, grief, seeking, caring and playing.
It has been shown that dogs will show specific emotions based on the emotions of their care taker or owner. Dogs as well as other animals have complex emotions that we still don’t understand fully.
- Dogs tend to have a positive response to a humans emotions if they are positive.
- When a dog is panting, it can often be mistaken as a dog laughing,
- There is no scientific proof that a dog knows when a human is sad, however, you won’t find anyone who will tell you dogs dont know when humans are sad!
“To get some answers, I enlisted a group of experts, ranging from a zoologist to an evolutionary anthropologist, and channelled the spirit of Jaak Panksepp, who is commonly acknowledged as the grandfather of dog neuroscience.”